Data Analyst 🔥
CTData, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, connects people and data to promote informed decision-making and to advance equity in Connecticut. We empower an ecosystem of data users by democratizing access to public data and building data literacy skills. CTData serves residents, nonprofits, policymakers, and funders in using data to drive policy, program, and service improvements. We strive to promote and engage data users in implementing equitable data practices across the state. To learn more, visit.
CTData is seeking an enthusiastic person, who loves data, believes in our mission, and wants to grow within our organization to join our team as the Data Analyst. The Data Analyst will contribute to several areas of CTData and work on a variety of projects, such as data linking, data analysis, report-writing, data visualizations, building dashboards, and more. Working alongside our analytics team, this role encompasses a diverse set of responsibilities and opportunities to engage with both data and community members.
The Data Analyst will play a crucial role in supporting CTData’s ongoing integrated data-sharing initiative, the Hartford Data Collaborative (HDC). HDC facilitates data sharing and data integration among a network of Hartford area non-profit organizations, government agencies, and philanthropic partners. Data integrated through HDC provides community and government organizations with a more holistic view of individuals, families, and households in Hartford. The Data Analyst will be responsible for cleaning, transforming, and linking numerous datasets received by HDC from these partner organizations.
In addition to the data integration work with HDC, the Data Analyst will work alongside CTData’s analysis and research team on various interesting and impactful projects:
- Format, transform, analyze, and interpret raw data, including census and public data.
- Summarize findings in clear and concise writing for print, web, and other formats.
- Visualize data cleanly and professionally.
- Draft research reports, analytical briefs, blog posts, and presentations.
- Assist with answering data questions from partners and community members.
- Present findings and gather feedback from the public and/or stakeholders.
We welcome applications from candidates who may not meet every listed criteria but possess a strong passion and a commitment for the work we do. Your unique perspective and experience could be valuable additions to our team. If you believe you can contribute to our mission and thrive in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.
What We’re Looking For
- A bachelor’s degree and strong quantitative analysis skills, preferably social science, community and economic development, public health, public policy, or related fields.
- 1-2 years of experience in a related field.
- Experience cleaning and transforming multiple messy datasets.
- Experience linking many datasets that may not have a consistent identifier.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and outside organizations.
- Strong writing skills, particularly the ability to describe patterns and trends to general, non-technical audiences.
- Able to multi-task and manage multiple project timelines.
Nice To Have
- Experience with data privacy protection and/or security management processes.
- Able to clearly write and explain data findings to a broad audience.
- Familiarity with census data (ACS, decennial) or public data in Connecticut.
- Experience using Tableau, Python, Alteryx, and/or R.